|In Technical Roles||Director||6||$616,441,583||$1,155,431,893||$1,771,873,476|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 6 films, with $1,771,873,476 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #45)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Director), Into the Woods (Director), Into the Woods (Producer), Chicago (Director), Chicago (Choreography)|
|Most productive collaborators: Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Stephen Sondheim, Catherine Zeta-Jones|
March 23rd, 2015
Into the Woods first debuted 30 years ago in 1985 starting its Broadway run a year later. The show's original Broadway run earned three Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, while the 2002 revival was nearly as well received with award voters. It is not a surprise that the film was turned into a big budget musical. However, does the theatrical version of Into the Woods live up to the source material? Will fans of musicals who haven't seen the original like it?
December 1st, 2014
November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential.
|12/25/2014||Into the Woods||Producer,|
|5/20/2011||Pirates of the Caribbean: On St…||Director||$241,063,875||$804,600,000||$1,045,663,875|
|12/9/2005||Memoirs of a Geisha||Director||$57,010,853||$104,500,000||$161,510,853|